BOSTON — Interested in a new career? Starting a job search? Transitioning out of the military? U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is looking for hard-working, dedicated men and women to protect our homeland, and currently Boston is listed among the duty locations most likely to have CBP officer vacancies available at the time of final offers.
“We currently have multiple opportunities available for individuals looking for challenging and rewarding careers, protecting America and facilitating the legitimate flow of international trade and travel,” said regional CBP Recruiter Sean Maher. “Whether on the frontline or behind the scenes, CBP is seeking applicants to fill positions in domestic, and in some cases, international roles.”
In addition to Boston, other locations in New England with open positions include: Calais, Coburn Gore, Houlton and Jackman, Maine; and Beecher Falls, Derby Line and Norton, Vermont. Many of these locations also offer recruitment incentives.
CBP is the sole organization responsible for securing the nation's borders and takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.
The primary responsibility of a CBP officer is to protect the nation by detecting and preventing terrorists and their weapons from entering the U.S., while facilitating the orderly flow of legitimate trade and travel. CBP officers perform a wide variety of duties, including, but not limited to conveyance and traveler inspection, passenger and cargo analysis, examination and law enforcement activities relating to revenue and trade, seizure of contraband, and determining the admissibility of persons at 328 ports of entry located at airports, sea ports and land borders.
The CBP officer position is a full-time, uniformed position that requires regular qualification and carrying of a firearm and includes paid training at CBP’s Field Operations Academy, located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia.
Basic eligibility requirements to be a CBP Officer are as follows:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Have resided in the U.S. for the last three of the last five years (military exceptions apply)
- Have a valid driver's license
- Pass a medical examination, fitness and drug tests, as well as a thorough background investigation and polygraph examination
- Referred for selection prior to reaching 40th birthday (limited exceptions apply, such as age exemptions available based on Veterans’ preference eligibility)
In addition to the CBP officer position, CBP has a number of positions that require a variety of areas of expertise, including trade, agriculture, intelligence, information technology, finance and human resources.
If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career serving our country, go to /careers/apply-now to apply for the CBP officer position, or other available positions.